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Wildlife 101: Longtails with Dr. David Wingate
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Wildlife 101: Longtails with Dr. David Wingate

Longtails have officially arrived back on the island for the warmer months and we couldn't be happier that they're here. We spoke with Dr. David Wingate about the tropical bird, for which he is an expert and here's what he had to say: What is the scientific name for Longtails?The proper name for a Longtail is White-tailed Tropicbird, Phaethon lepturus. When do the Longtails arrive in Bermuda?Longtails are Bermuda’s traditional harbingers of spring, returning to the island in late February…


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